Film screening: Explosions Near the Museum

Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei

25.05.–26.05.24

Roman Khimei & Yarema Malashchuk: Explosions Near the Museum (still), 2023

KH Künstler:innenhaus Bremen presents the film Explosions Near the Museum (2023) by Ukrainian artists and filmmakers Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei in the gallery on May 25 and 26.
The film shows footage of the empty display cases and rooms of the Museum of Regional History in Kherson, which was looted by the Russian occupying forces between October 24 and 26, 2022. Previously, the museum housed more than 173,000 objects spanning seven millennia, including the largest and oldest collection of antiquities in southern Ukraine and documents of shared Russian-Ukrainian history. The striking footage of the empty museum is accompanied by a text about the stolen exhibits and the sounds of grenades and rocket strikes recorded during the filming on December 12, 2022. The work draws attention to the role and vulnerability of cultural heritage in times of war.

The film runs 14 minutes and can be seen in a loop.
It will be shown with German subtitles for the first time.

Screenings:
Saturday, 25 May, 6 pm until midnight
Sunday, 26 May, 2–6 pm

Individual appointments on Saturday, 25 May possible on request!
Please write to galerie@kh-bremen.de

Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk have been collaborating at the intersection of art and cinema since 2013. They studied at the Kyiv National Theatre, Cinema and Television University. They were awarded the main award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020), VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize (2021) and were nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2021. Their video works are in the collections of the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Frac Bretagne and Fondazione In Between Art Film. Khimei and Malashchuk are members of the artist group Prykarpattian Theater, currently working on the project Theater of Hopes and Expectations.
www.yaremaandhimey.com/

Long Night of Museums Bremen
On the occasion of the Long Night of Museums Bremen, the gallery in KH Künstler:innenhaus Bremen will be open on Saturday, 25 May from 6 pm until midnight.

Refreshments will be served in the courtyard of KH Künstleri:nnenhaus Bremen.